Brown Page Content 1 MPH PracticumMPH students complete one practicum, typically during the summer between their first and second year.In practicum, you will translate the theories and skills learned in the classroom into real-world practice. Our students emerge with a host of meaningful experiences bringing positive change where it’s most needed, and have broadened the soft skills that make for strong teammates and leaders. The issues you’ll engage in—as well as the personal connections you’ll make—will serve you throughout your career. With over 300 diverse community partner organizations, you will find a practicum site whose mission aligns with your passion.At the Brown School, students have the unique opportunity to select their own practicum site. This self-directed process offers tremendous options and flexibility—our students complete practica locally, nationally and globally. Our Office of Field Education wants every student to have the support they need to make a well-informed selection, and you’ll be matched with a Field Education Advisor who will help you navigate the entire process, from determining your field work goals, to designating sites, to serving as a sounding board for questions that come up during your practicum experience.In recent years, MPH students have completed practica in organizations such as:Public Health PracticeMaji Safi Group – TanzaniaCity of St. Louis Department of HealthGirls Inc.Public Health ResearchWashington University School of MedicineBJC Center for Clinical ExcellenceGraduate Student Epidemiology Program within the Health Resources and Services AdministrationPublic Health PolicyCentene CorporationPlanned ParenthoodInterTribal Council of ArizonaFor many, fieldwork builds an exciting bridge between coursework and practice. Our faculty offer many pathways to integrate fieldwork into curriculum, providing opportunities for evaluation and research projects that use your practicum site as your subject.If you’re interested in an international practicum, read more about our Global Opportunities.